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Secondary server confusion!! RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are currently designing our new System Center 2012 Configuration Manager infrastructure and I have come across what seems like an anomaly in the documentation. Can anyone shed some light on this for me please?

    It is stated in numerous places that a secondary server can support approx. 5000 clients (more with increased server specification).

    And it also says that a secondary site supports only 1 management point.

    But in the SCCM 2012 Unleashed book, I have just come across the following statement in the capacity planning section: "A management point can support up to 25,000 clients at a primary site and up to 2,500 clients at a secondary site. For sites with larger numbers of clients you should deploy additional management points".

    How can I deploy additional MPs on a secondary server if you're only allowed to have 1, and how can a secondary server support 5,000 clients if its single MP is limited to 2,500 clients?

    Confused from Suffolk.

    Friday, May 17, 2013 10:43 AM

Answers

  • Primary sites do support multiple MPs (but keep in mind that you cannot control which MP will be used in the same domain).
    Secondaries only support one MP (that supports up to 5k clients. The 2.5k limit in the book was increased since CM12 came out).

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    • Proposed as answer by Jörgen NilssonMVP Friday, May 17, 2013 12:51 PM
    • Marked as answer by Hackmuss Friday, May 17, 2013 12:57 PM
    Friday, May 17, 2013 11:12 AM

All replies

  • Primary sites do support multiple MPs (but keep in mind that you cannot control which MP will be used in the same domain).
    Secondaries only support one MP (that supports up to 5k clients. The 2.5k limit in the book was increased since CM12 came out).

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    • Proposed as answer by Jörgen NilssonMVP Friday, May 17, 2013 12:51 PM
    • Marked as answer by Hackmuss Friday, May 17, 2013 12:57 PM
    Friday, May 17, 2013 11:12 AM
  • Yes when SCCM 2012 was in Beta, Secondary sites only supported 2500 clients.  However, when the RTM version was released, it supports 5000 clients at secondary sites.
    Friday, May 17, 2013 2:59 PM
  • Thanks both of you.
    Friday, May 17, 2013 3:00 PM